Caballero vs. Roman, Perez vs. Maldonado Jr. on August 24th
INDIO, CALIF. (August 10, 2012) – The much anticipated double header featuring unbeaten bantamweight rising star Randy Caballero, will mark his 10th appearance at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio. Caballero will defend his NABO title against Mexico’s Manuel Roman in the main event of the hit SHOWTIME Sports® series ShoBox: The New Generation. In the 10-round ShoBox co-feature, talented lightweight prospects collide when Michael Perez squares off against Fidel Maldonado Jr.
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is also introducing an all new attraction to its fight night line-up. The Mighty Mites, featuring local amateur fighters from 7 to 17 years old, will face off in the ring in-between the eight scheduled fights. “The audience will go crazy for the little guys, they will probably love it more than watching the pros,” says Lee Espinoza, Director of the Coachella Valley Boxing Club, where many successful fighters have started out. Espinoza currently trains about 30 kids in his gym, ages 8 on up. He says, “For the kids this is so special, to be up in the same ring with the professionals that they look up to, they will see their future.”
Meet the Mighty Mites, Thursday, August 23rd at 1pm, at the pre-fight press conference & weigh-in, in LIT Lounge, inside Fantasy Springs. The Live Boxing event is Friday, August 24th, first fight at 5:30pm. The doubleheader will be televised live on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are on sale now and available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.